WOW Awards 2023: Meet the Jury Members of the LQ and Hotel & Venue Group

Industry Watch | April 27, 2023 | News

WOW Awards WOW Awards Asia 2023

WOW Awards - Asia’s largest business and recognition platform for the Experiential Marketing, MICE, LIVE Entertainment and Wedding industry is all set to host its 14th edition on 13 and 14 July 2023, at JIO World Convention Centre in Mumbai.

With a two-phased judging process by jury members, audited and validated by KPMG, awards will be announced during the glittering ceremony. Each Jury member is selected from complementing backgrounds with extensive experience in the industry to ensure complete transparency in the judging process. Jury members are particularly very knowledgeable and thus have an upper hand in deciding the most deserving winner.

While you enter your best work in the event & experiential domain with the intent to take the coveted metal home, it’s time you meet the jury members of the LQ and Hotel & Venue Group at the 14th Edition of WOW Awards Asia 2023.

Hotel & Venue known as Group D is the category that celebrates the best MICE & Wedding Venues of Metro India, destination India and destination Asia including Business Events, Intimate Weddings, Lifestyle/ Luxury Events, Big Fat Weddings, and Convention centers.

The LIVE Quotient Award known as Group E since its debut has strived to represent and showcase the industry’s buzziest LIVE Entertainers and Artists.

The esteemed Jury of LQ and Experiential Venues Group are:

Amiya Swarup, Partner, Experiential and Marketing, Ernst & Young LLP

Amiya Swarup, is a Branding and Marketing Executive and Partner with Ernst and Young, India. A seasoned business strategist with 17+ years of experience advising, guiding, and helping organizations with marketing and digital solutions. Amiya leads media and brand partnerships and is an expert in key industry trends.

Ekta Saigal Lulla, Founder and Partner, ESL Events & Weddings by ESL

Ekta Saigal Lulla, a Tourism graduate from Mumbai University kick started her career with hospitality industry. Her 1st stint being as Front Office Executive on the Chairman’s floor at The Leela Kempinski , Mumbai where after serving a period of two years she went on to open the Flagship property of Marriott in India – The JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai. After 9 years with the chain and selling 6 properties in the country as the Associate Director Sales she was also instrumental in opening the Courtyard Chennai. 

After her successful decade with hospitality industry she decided to plunge into deeper waters and joined hands with a common mind to start an Events and Wedding Company. 

She wanted to not just create Events but to create an experience that stays with the clients and their guests forever. Weddings by ESL brings a fresh, unique approach to the Event industry with their passion and dedication.

Lubaina Sheerazi, CEO & Co-founder, BRANDit

Lubaina is the CEO and Co-founder of BRANDit, a company that excels in destination marketing and  creating avant-garde campaigns for tourism boards and hospitality brands. With a distinctive career  spanning merchandising, learning the ins and outs of the fashion industry, and then deep-diving into  travel and tourism, has given Lubaina a broad perspective. With the right business acumen and vision,  Lubaina has a sound understanding of what makes people and brands tick. An innovative outlook and  risk-taking ability have always given her strategies a creative edge, resulting in remarkable results  across brands. She has many successful stories to share, from branding destinations like Oman and  Azerbaijan to regenerating Seychelles in India and successfully weaving a positive narrative for Israel,  the list of achievements is limitless. She believes that an organization's true foundation is not just its  leader, but the team as a whole. As a trailblazer, Lubaina believes in empowering each individual by  honing their skills and helping them recognize their full potential in creating value and delivering  results, not towards clients alone, but themselves too.

Ojas Rajani, Celebrity Make-up Artist & Hairstylist

Ojas Rajani – Make-up, Hair & Fashion Stylist. Graduated from the miami school of Hairnmakeup USA Ojas Rajani is one of the best celebrity and bridal makeup and hair stylist. She has worked in the industry for 25 years styling models, giving stunning makeovers to Bollywood actors and actresses. She has worked with some of the biggest Bollywood divas including Sridevi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Malaika Arora, Sushmita Sen, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Sara Ali khan, Tara Sutaria, Anushka sharma, etc. She has also styled Mariah Carey, Britney Spears for MTV Music Asia Awards in Singapore based out of Mumbai. She runs her own Hairnmakeup Academy in Mumbai Bandra West. 

Shashank Gupta, Founder, Brandwidth & TailorMade Experiences

Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Event Planning, Home Staging, Production Management, and Marketing Strategy. Strong media and communication professional with a PGDEMPR focused in Event Management & Public Relations from Event Management Developement Institute. 

Sunny Arora, VP & Head - Experiential Marketing, Innocean Worldwide - Hyundai

Brand engagement specialist with 17+ years’ experience in progressive roles, leading different marketing projects. Proficient in engaging directly with the customers and meeting them in their moments that matters. Ability to translate great brand strategies into tangible customer experience with a strong understanding of promotional activities, BTL and TTL activations. Currently heading Experiential Marketing at Innocean Worldwide India, a part of Hyundai Motor Group.

Vicky Tulsyan, Founder, Mirage Network

As a wedding event planner, Vicky Tulsyan has spent years building strong relationships with the best companies in the event industry across the Globe. Mirage Network’s success is built on listening, and understanding the client to design their special day! Vicky Tulsyan, with a back ground of artist management, and more then 250 stage shows, is the entertainment genius of the team.

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While you enter your best work in the event & experiential domain with the intent to take the coveted metal home, it’s time you meet the jury members of the LQ and Hotel & Venue Group.

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